(Closed) Would You Go To A Monday Wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you go to a Monday wedding?

    Yes, if I was in state

    Yes, if I was out of state

    No, if I was in state

    No, if I was out of state

  • Post # 62
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would TRY to go, but I would rather just spend the extra $500 in your shoes!

    Post # 63
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would for sure go to a Monday wedding! If you think the ones you love won’t be able to attend, spend the extra $$ and have it on the weekend:)

    Post # 64
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @starfish0116:  +1000000

     

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    @cmbr:  I agree with you. It’s a huge inconvience to guests. To be honest, I’ve never even heard of anyone doing a Monday wedding…maybe a Thursday. I agree that the savings aren’t worth it if the people you want there aren’t able to make it.

     

    Let us know what you decide ๐Ÿ™‚

    Eta: the only way I would go after work is if I was very close by. And I would go to see you and be polite and bring a gift, but I’d leave ASAP because its a week night. I’m still dragging ass on Mondays from the weekend! 

    Post # 65
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Equine_Breeder:  I probably wouldn’t go unless I was very close to you. Mondays suck.. the last thing I would feel like doing is going to a Monday wedding. I bet the out of town guests would make a long weekend out of it, though. That’s not so bad. $500 isn’t that much more so I’d shift dates.

    Post # 66
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My wedding is on a Monday but on a holiday so my venue treated it like Sunday. It was $10,000+ cheaper to do it on that day plus they were booked all the other days since we booked our venue only 10.5 months prior to the wedding. My Fiance is in the military so that contributed to the date also bc of his frequent deployments.

    Many of my guests are government employees on both his side and mine and we all have off Labor Day. However, if it was a regular, working Monday I would think most people woulD NOT come. If you are okay with that then you should book it but I wouldnt want people to have to take off just to come to my wedding.

    Post # 67
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We were planning a monday wedding and almost everyone we invited RSVPd yes and most were out of state. That being said it was a small wedding with only close friends and family invited so the people coming from out of state were taking time off anyway no matter what day of the week it was on and the people in town worked with us(shift workers) where getting a weekday off is much easier than getting a busy weekend off. It may be an inconvenience to some guests but it is also YOUR wedding and they are supposed to be coming to support YOUR marriage, if they love you and want to be there that badly then they will regardless of what day of the week it is. If you can swing it in the budget then it will probably be easier to do it on a weekend but if not then don’t go broke just to make everyone else happy, remember the reason for the wedding in the first place. That is what’s important

    Post # 68
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I am having a Monday wedding, so.. yes! ๐Ÿ™‚ However, we are having only 18 guests, so we were able to call everyone in advance and make sure they were okay with a Monday before we booked it.

     

    Also, everyone is local except FI’s parents and siblings, who would have to fly in and likely take time off work anyway. Our ceremony is at 4pm, so in-town people can come after work if necessary.

     

    All that to say, I don’t think it’s a good idea for a big wedding with out-of-town guests. If you want to downsize to a tiny intimate wedding, then I think it’s a kickass idea. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!!

    Post # 69
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it’s unfair to ask people to take 2 days off for your wedding, so I would say no to the Monday.  Sunday is better than Monday and I would consider starting much earlier in the day.  Maybe late afternoon.  Like 3pm or so. 

    Also, Columbus Day weekend is in October and at my old job, I got off for that – some people have that as a 3day weekend, so don’t count it off.

    I do have a question though – is the catering the same price regardless of how many people are in attendance?  I imagine that it’s cheaper with less people and if less people come on Monday, it won’t just be $500 that you’re saving! 

    Also, I would pick a Thursday over a Monday, too.  At least if people are taking 2 days off, it’s at the end of the week and they still have the weekend after, but making people take Mon/Tue off is really annoying – it means coming into work exhausted after traveling.  Just something to consider. 

    Post # 70
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would only go for family and friends. Random co-worker or random friend I see once in a blue moon but was never a close friend I would not attend.

    Post # 71
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’d rather go to a Thursday wedding then a Monday. 

    Post # 72
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m having a Monday Destination Wedding wedding & more people than not have told us they are coming. 

    Post # 74
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I would definitely not drive from out of state to a Monday night wedding. Maybe for my sister or best friend…but if it were my sister or best friend, I’d probablyjust loan them the $500 so that I wouldn’t upset my coworkers/boss from dragging ass the entire rest of the week.

    Is there a cheaper venue you could think about?

    Post # 75
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    Sugar bee

    absolutely not. the only possible way I would even consider going is if it is less then 30 mins drive for myself, and I would be leaving before 10. probably as soon as the cake was cut.

    I would also think you were being a little selfish (sorry). basically, you expect me to loose hundreds of dollars by not going to work (I don’t get paid vacation days) to save 500. 

    It does not really seem worth it for 500. maybe if we were taking tens of thousands of dollars, but not 500.

    Post # 76
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    8574 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have not voted, but I would go to a wedding on any day of the week, providing my job allowed me to take the days off. I don’t get weekends off, usually.

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